Top 100 Lists


TOP 100 GIRL-TITLE SONGS
OF THE '50S AND '60S

  1. Goodnight Irene - Gordon Jenkins and the Weavers - 1950
  2. Mona Lisa - Nat "King" Cole - 1950
  3. Tammy - Debbie Reynolds - 1957
  4. Venus - Frankie Avalon - 1959
  5. Cathy's Clown - The Everly Brothers - 1960
  6. Sherry - The 4 Seasons - 1962
  7. Honey - Bobby Goldsboro - 1968
  8. Wake Up Little Susie - The Everly Brothers - 1957
  9. Diana - Paul Anka - 1957
  10. Windy - The Association - 1967
  11. Hello, Dolly! - Louis Armstrong - 1964
  12. Hey Paula - Paul and Paula - 1963
  13. Runaround Sue - Dion - 1961
  14. Patricia - Perez Prado - 1958
  15. Judy in Disguise (With Glasses) - John Fred and his Playboy
    Band
    - 1968
  16. Sheila - Tommy Roe - 1962
  17. Help Me, Rhonda - The Beach Boys - 1965
  18. Donna - Ritchie Valens - 1959
  19. Jezebel - Frankie Laine - 1951
  20. Ramblin' Rose - Nat "King" Cole - 1962
  21. Peggy Sue - Buddy Holly - 1957
  22. Hang On Sloopy - The McCoys - 1965
  23. Sunny - Bobby Hebb - 1966
  24. Ruby Tuesday - The Rolling Stones - 1967
  25. Georgy Girl - The Seekers - 1967
  26. Proud Mary - Creedence Clearwater Revival - 1969
  27. Take a Letter Maria - R.B. Greaves - 1969
  28. Ruby Baby - Dion - 1963
  29. Ruby - Richard Hayman - 1953
  30. Jean - Oliver - 1969
  31. Maybellene - Chuck Berry - 1955
  32. Sally, Go 'Round the Roses - The Jaynetts - 1963
  33. Dawn (Go Away) - The 4 Seasons - 1964
  34. Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond - 1969
  35. Candy Girl - The 4 Seasons - 1963
  36. Lawdy Miss Clawdy - Lloyd Price - 1952
  37. Work With Me Annie - The Midnighters - 1954
  38. My Cherie Amour - Stevie Wonder - 1969
  39. Cara, Mia - Jay and the Americans - 1965
  40. Long Tall Sally - Little Richard - 1956
  41. Marianne - Terry Gilkyson and the Easy Riders - 1957
  42. Lady Madonna - The Beatles - 1968
  43. Oh Julie - The Crescendos - 1958
  44. Susie Darlin' - Robin Luke - 1958
  45. Short Fat Fannie - Larry Williams - 1957
  46. Walk Away Renee - The Left Banke - 1966
  47. Barbara Ann - The Beach Boys - 1966
  48. Valleri - The Monkees - 1968
  49. Bernadette - Four Tops - 1967
  50. Rose, Rose, I Love You - Frankie Laine - 1951
  51. Marie's the Name His Latest Flame - Elvis Presley - 1961
  52. Anna - Silvana Mangano - 1953
  53. Be-Bop-A-Lula - Gene Vincent - 1956
  54. Judy's Turn to Cry - Lesley Gore - 1963
  55. Dandy - Herman's Hermits - 1966
  56. Tina Marie - Perry Como - 1955
  57. Patches - Dickey Lee - 1962
  58. Maria Elena - Los Indios Tabajaras - 1963
  59. Lady Godiva - Peter and Gordon - 1966
  60. Ruby, Don't Take Your Love to Town - Kenny Rogers and the
    First Edition
    - 1969
  61. Hooray For Hazel - Tommy Roe - 1966
  62. Gina - Johnny Mathis - 1962
  63. Elenore - The Turtles - 1968
  64. Cherry, Cherry - Neil Diamond - 1966
  65. Donna the Prima Donna - Dion - 1963
  66. Ronnie - The 4 Seasons - 1964
  67. Dede Dinah - Frankie Avalon - 1958
  68. Tell Laura I Love Her - Ray Peterson - 1960
  69. Venus in Blue Jeans - Jimmy Clanton - 1962
  70. Patricia - Perry Como - 1950
  71. The Village of St. Bernadette - Andy Williams - 1960
  72. Along Comes Mary - The Association - 1966
  73. Annie Had a Baby - The Midnighters - 1954
  74. Marianne - The Hilltoppers - 1957
  75. Hush, Hush, Sweet Charlotte - Patti Page - 1965
  76. Cindy's Birthday - Johnny Crawford - 1962
  77. Jennie Lee - Jan and Arnie - 1958
  78. Whatever Lola Wants - Sarah Vaughan - 1955
  79. Nola - Les Paul - 1950
  80. Corinna, Corinna - Ray Peterson - 1961
  81. Hello Mary Lou - Ricky Nelson - 1961
  82. Goodnight Irene - Ernest Tubb and Red Foley - 1950
  83. San Antonio Rose - Floyd Cramer - 1961
  84. Polk Salad Annie - Tony Joe White - 1969
  85. Carrie-Anne - The Hollies - 1967
  86. Jenny, Jenny - Little Richard - 1957
  87. Cindy, Oh Cindy - Eddie Fisher - 1956
  88. Denise - Randy and the Rainbows - 1963
  89. Cara Mia - David Whitfield with Mantovani - 1954
  90. Little Diane - Dion - 1962
  91. Ruby - Les Baxter - 1953
  92. What Will Mary Say - Johnny Mathis - 1963
  93. Tracy - The Cuff Links - 1969
  94. C'mon Marianne - The 4 Seasons - 1967
  95. Midnight Mary - Joey Powers - 1963
  96. Diane - The Bachelors - 1964
  97. Vanessa - Hugo Winterhalter - 1952
  98. Good Golly, Miss Molly - Little Richard - 1958
  99. Gloria - The Shadows of Knight - 1966
  100. Lazy Mary - Lou Monte - 1958

This list is comprised of songs with female first names in the title. Last names are also acceptable, but songs with a male name also in the title cancels out a song's "Girl-Title" status. Rankings are based on the popularity of each song during the period of 1950 through 1969.

The 4 Seasons lead the list with five songs containing girls' names in the title, followed by Dion with four and Little Richard with three. Mary, with six song titles, is the most common name (if variations on the name, such as Maria, Marie and Marianne, are counted, the total increases to 13), followed by runner-up Ruby with five song titles.





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